Dubai Airports has announced it has commissioned work on a project that will expand the number of A380 contact stands at Dubai International’s Concourse C to enable the facility to accommodate Emirates’ growing fleet of superjumbos. The project will increase the number of Code F gates at Concourse C from three to 13, bringing the total number of A380 gates at DXB to 47, more than any other airport in the world. Concourse C became a part of the Terminal 3 complex used exclusively by Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates and its partner Qantas, following the opening of the US$ 1.2 billion Concourse D in February earlier this year.
Qatar Airways Group is opening a new Premium Lounge at Dubai International Airport, providing passengers travelling between Qatar and the emirate with an exclusive retreat while waiting in the ultra-modern Concourse D. Presently,
The countdown to the opening of Dubai International’s AED1.9 billion Concourse D has begun as operator Dubai Airports has invited members of the public to volunteer as ‘passengers’ and help test the operational readiness of the new facility on February 6.
Passenger traffic at Dubai International registered a year on year increase of 8.1 per cent in November 2015, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.
Dubai Airports has confirmed that its US$ 1.2 billion investment in new and upgraded facilities for the over 110 international airlines that operate from Dubai International’s Terminals 1 and 2 will deliver a significantly enhanced customer experience when construction and testing is completed. Concourse D, when it opens later this year, will become the new US$517 million home to nearly 100 airlines that currently occupy Concourse C.
Dubai Airports has teamed up with rentalcars.com to provide passengers with an easy and cost effective way to rent a car directly from the Dubai Airports website. The new multi-lingual service – available in English and Arabic – allows customers to browse and select rental options in more than 160 countries and 28,000 locations. The page also provides a list of car rental companies available at Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central, with a link to a map of the two airports.
Dubai Airports has introduced a new mobile app that puts all the information passengers need to easily navigate one of the world’s leading international airports at their fingertips, guiding them from check-in to boarding. The app incorporates information from both Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central and is available in English and Arabic.
Dubai Airports has revealed an exciting line-up of restaurants and coffee shops for Concourse D, the new home of more than 100 airlines that fly to Dubai International, elevating the airport’s dining experience to a new level. Construction of Concourse D is well underway with the facility’s opening slated for the first quarter of 2015.
Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports speaks to Breaking Travel News at AHIC 2014
Breaking Travel News speaks to Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports at WTTC 2014.
Dubai Airports has confirmed that all systems are go for a comprehensive runway upgrade project set to be launched at Dubai International on May 1st, 2014 to boost safety, service and capacity levels. The upgrade work will last 80 days during which the runways will be closed alternatively – the southern runway from May 1st to May 31st, and the northern runway from May 31st to July 20th, 2014.
Dubai Airports chief executive Paul Griffiths talks to Phil Blizzard about the development plans for the newly opened Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central which could see passenger numbers topping 200 million per year. He also outlines the growth of Dubai International Airport which is seeing a 24 per cent increase in passenger numbers and being based in the centre of the city could soon run out of space.